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FR FR EE EE 2000-2001 EDITION www.duckguide.com Dining Shopping, Events & Activities PLUS: A village map, hunt club history & the search for the ultimate quacker SHOPPING, DINING & SUNSETS The Waterfront Shops DUCK , NORTH CAROLINA The Home of Highly Acclaimed Chef Finely Ron Davidson Largest Raw Bar On Home of e The Bluepoint Bar & Grill wder Ridg The Northern Beaches Over 50 Beers from around the world! Duck’s General Store Barr-EE Station Catalogue Outlet The Po lub Hunt C @1920 Serving lunch and dinner Donna Designs All ABC permits Barr-EE Station Swimsuit Store Take-out Menu Available, Daily specials Beach House Antique & Home Store Only The Freshest Seafood, The Kids Store Sunset Ice Cream Newly Restored, renovated & Open to the Public for the No Bones About It! Islands by Amity North Beach Outfitters First Time EVER! Home of the Best Clam Chowder on the Outer Banks! Powder Ridge Hunt Club Soundview Dining in Grandy Farm Market Scarborough Lane Shoppes, Duck 102 261-6991 To Go Orders, Catering & Entertainment Information Contents Duck’s Real Estate (a Stan White Company) Legacy Vacation Homes. The perfect Family Legacy Vacation awaits you. Rental homes ranging from premier elegant luxury homes to classic beach cottages and condos. Exceptional guest services. Free Vacation Planner 1-800-338-3233. — The Waterfront Shops, by J. Aaron Trotman www.outerbanksrentals.com E-mail: FEATURES firstname.lastname@example.org y cky Duck Just Duck Lu Duck Just Ducky: From sea to sound, a place like no other...Page 4 Resurrection: A gun club gets a new lease on life...Page 14 Duck Hunting: Hunting Our search for the best quacker...Page 17 Specialty Toys for Big & Little Girls & Boys! DEPARTMENTS Events & Attractions: A Village Directory: The Touring Map: Duck Runs, Turkey Our guide to lodging, A center pullout guide Trots, Pig Pickins’ and dining, shopping & to everything you other fun...Pages 6-7 leisure...Pages 9 & 12 need...Pages 10 & 11 On the cover: Soundside sailboats by J. Aaron Trotman. The Guide To Duck is a joint project of Outer Banks Magazine and Graphic Solutions Advertising Inc., 2705 N. Croatan Hwy. Ste. Scarborough Lane Shoppes www.toyrific.com D, Kill Devil Hills, NC. Advertising is accepted on the premise that the merchandise and services offered are accurately described; the publisher is not responsible for claims made by advertisers. For information on advertising please call 252-441-6003 or email: email@example.com (252)261-3939 • 1-888-261-3939 OUTER BANKS MAGAZINE OUTER BANKS MAGAZINE 2 to to 3 GuideDUCK VILLAGE GuideDUCK VILLAGE — J. Aaron Trotman Just Ducky From sea to sound, a place like no other W ho would have thought tiny Duck was so mighty? It’s the full-time home of fewer than 500 souls, counting men, women and children. It’s unincorporated, so there’s no mayor or city council to lead a charge. Yet, Vacations in Duck A large selection of vacation rental homes in Duck! Including Duck’s two newest communities – provoked in spring 1999 by the prospect of a giant Food Lion, Duck fought back. After all, there were already two small markets — Tommy’s Duck Landing & Four Seasons and Wee Winks—plus a seafood shop and two pro- know about Duck. Sure, there’s a gas station and duce kiosks in the heart of the village, and two big a modest fast food outlet, but for the most part markets—the Outer Banks’ own Seamark Foods Duck is still a place of proportion, free of fran- and a perfectly fine Food Lion—not five miles down chises, built to appropriate scale. A person can the road. A new 32,000-square-foot supermarket on look at life from a different perspective here, and the sound? Not needed and, well, just too big. share, at least for a week or so, in the old-fash- Duck residents banded together, stirring ioned community spirit that has united local res- opposition, mounting a legal challenge and, along idents since before the roads were paved, and still the way, persuading the county to limit future needs no official sanction. commercial buildings in Duck to 10,000 square So on your way to the village, stop, if you feet, while just generally wearing the grocery must stock up, at one of the two supermarkets giant down. In the end—February 15, 2000—the you’ll find on either side of the highway not 1-800-334-1000 • (252)261-2111 North Carolina-based chain simply let its oppor- long after you cross the bridge to the banks. 5 Ocean Blvd., Rt. 12 N. • Southern Shores, NC 27949 tunity to get a building permit expire. Because once you get to Duck, we expect you All of this tells you a lot of what you need to won’t want to go back. www.southernshores.com OUTER BANKS MAGAZINE OUTER BANKS MAGAZINE 4 to to 5 GuideDUCK VILLAGE GuideDUCK VILLAGE vents E& Activities some 80 artists and craftsmen will display and sell their work under tents scattered all over town...If you can’t make it in June, come the first week in August, for the other big town celebra- tion: The Duck Volunteer Fire Department’s Annual Pig Pickin,’ Aug. 8 at the station up Route 12 about a mile north of the village itself. Designer Goldsmith Great barbecue, hush puppies and beer...And no matter when you’re here, don’t forget to explore the village shops and neighborhoods by joining our inaugural Duck Guide Duck Hunt, a search for the ultimate quacker. No bag limit. No ballot stuffing. See the story on Page 17. Special Events The Summer of 2000 Twilight Duck Run is sched- Designers gallery uled for June 15 this year, and the Advice 5K Annual Turkey Trot is, as always, on Thanksgiving. of fine Jewelry For information about participating in either, call Advice 5¢, Duck’s only bed and breakfast, at (252) — J. Aaron Trotman 255-1050....The 10th annual Benefit Auction for the Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve, with both silent and live bidding, is scheduled for Aug. 10 at the Sanderling Inn Resort. For ticket infor- mation, call (252) 441-2525. sure to watch for announcement of signings at Sea, Sound & Sand Island Bookstore, in the Scarborough Faire We know it’s tempting, but don’t just be a beach Shopping Village, and at Rainbow Light in the potato. Duck offers good sports a host of recre- Scarborough Lane Shoppes. And when the kids get ational opportunities. Check out the watersports restless after a few days in the sun, take them to the businesses that dot the sound side and try some- Scarborough Faire courtyard, where Island thing new: There’s windsurfing, parasailing, sail- Bookstore’s Story Hour begins at 4 p.m. every Inspiration... ing, jet skiing, jet boating, pontooning, wave-run- Thursday. You’ll love ning, powerboating, kayaking and canoeing. Feeling soggy? Take to Duck Trail, along Route Touring wearing it. Stay close to your home-away-from-home: 12, where you can bike, jog or run. Or go a bit There’s a tour just up the road, about a mile past north, to the Pine Island Audubon Sanctuary, the village business district. The Coastal where you can hike a two-mile nature trail. Engineering Research Center, a federal facility Watch for ducks and other birds. Up for some commonly known as “the Duck Pier,” is engaged racquet sports? If your Duck neighborhood in serious study of the interaction of wind, water doesn’t have a court, try Pine Island Racquet Club, which offers tennis, squash and racquetball; and sand, but it has wonderful contraptions you Gallery Going can’t see anywhere else in the world, like the At Morales Art Gallery, in the Scarborough Faire call 453-8525 to reserve a court. Worn out? Now Shopping Village, there’s a changing schedule of CRAB (the Coastal Research Amphibious go to the beach. And don’t forget to take a good artists-in-residents on Thursdays through the sum- Buggy) and the LARC (the Lighter Amphibious book. mer. At Greenleaf Gallery, at 1169 Duck Road, Resupply Cargo vessel), and it offers two hour Beach Books tours to the public beginning 10 a.m. on week- look for Outer Banks scenes captured in watercolor by artist Ellie Grumiax from March 7 through If you forgot to bring something to read, don’t days all summer long. worry. You’ll be able to find all the best sellers right April 30, the first of a series of special shows sched- in the village. But while you’re here, why not sample Big Celebrations uled until past Labor Day. The 6th Annual Glass some of the works you’ll find in regional and local If you haven’t already booked your trip, make Invitational is May 26 to June 30; Outer Banks racks? One suggestion: an old standby, the booklet plans to be here for the Duck Village Art Show, photographer Ray Matthews’ show is July 4-31; Scarborough Faire, Duck Bring Me Duck by Suzanne Tate, a collection of which in just two years has become one of the painter Petie Brigham’s landscapes are on display Outer Banks’ premiere art fairs. The third annu- Aug.2-30; and artists Maggie Stewart and Mike Davis (252) 261-5591 memories about life in Duck before it became a vacation spot. While you’re browsing for books, be al show is scheduled for June 21 and 22, when have a two-person show Sept. 1-30. Office: (252) 255-0633 OUTER BANKS MAGAZINE OUTER BANKS MAGAZINE 6 to to 7 GuideDUCK VILLAGE GuideDUCK VILLAGE Gift Baskets are our Specialty. The Biggest Little Duck’s Best specials. Scarborough Lane Shoppes, 1171 Duck KitchenStore, Spot to Fluff Accommo’dations Advice 5¢, a bed & breakfast A haven capturing the Road. Phone: (252) 261-6991. (8) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org This Side of Your Finer simplicity of the Outer Banks...unpretentious hospi- tality, baked-from-scratch breakfasts, and “tea-times” Herron’s Restaurant. Family owned for 15 years. Try our famous home cooking and world-renowned crab- Seattle. Feathers. worth coming home for. Quite simply, what vacation’s made for. Phone: (800) 238-4235. PO Box 8278, cakes. Open daily 7 a.m. for breakfast and lunch. Dinners 5 p.m.-9 p.m. (May-October). Newly remod- A World of Great Enhancements to Pamper Yourself in Duck, NC 27949. (1) Make Your Kitchen Truly, Your Intimate Luxury... eled! 1202 Duck Road. Phone: (252) 261-3224. (9) Webaddress: www.theouterbanks.com/advice5 Red Sky Cafe Within the Village Wine Shop Own Special Place. An Irresistible Store. E-mail: email@example.com Offering innovative and organic wood-fired 252-261-0455 252-261-0833 Bob Evans & Associates Real Estate & Construction foods...soups, sandwiches, full dinner menu. www.culinaryduck.com One of the North Beaches most knowledgable group 1197 Duck Road. Phone (252) 261-8646. Scarborough Faire Shops in Duck of professionals, Bob Evans & Associates insight and E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (10) experience on the Outer Banks is your insider's edge in finding properties that suit your needs and budget. 105 Scarborough Lane. Phone: (252) 261-1140 (2) Carolina Designs Realty Barefoot informality in a gra- Shopping Plazas Scarborough Faire Shopping Village You haven’t been to Wonderful Vacations Happen With R&R cious beach home or lavish oceanfront estate is the hall- mark of a Carolina vacation with Carolina Designs Realty. Duck until you’re visited Duck’s original shopping village! Stroll under the trees and winding boardwalks and browse Sales and weekly rentals from Corolla to Nags Head. 1197 our very special shops filled with an exciting variety of the Fine Vacation Homes Duck Road, Village Square. Phone: (252) 261-3934 or very best the beach has to offer. 1177 Duck Road. (11) (800) 368-3825. Web :www.carolinadesigns.com (3) The Waterfront Shops This unique soundfront shop- Southern Shores Duck’s Real Estate A Stan White Company offering ping village represents Duck’s finest boutiques, shops to Duck and cottages and condos for sale and rent from Duck to and dining experiences. Our soundfront boardwalk is Pine Island Corolla. For rentals call (800) 992-2976. For sales and situated between our unique shopping village and the construction call (800) 986-5595. (4) to Whalehead Web address: www.outerbanksrentals.com historic Powder Ridge Hunt Club open to the public for the first time. Spectacular sunsets to remember. E-mail: email@example.com R&R Resort Rental Properties, Inc. Over 425 fine 1240 Duck Road. (12) Visit us at at 1184 Duck Rd. Free Brochure 800-647-7146 vacation homes from Southern Shores to Duck and Art Galleries & Shows in Duck Village www.rrvacations.com Pine Island to Whalehead. Many offer private pools and hot tubs and accommodate family gatherings Village Arts Festival The whole village becomes a festi- val of music and art on June 21st and 22nd, when east from 4 to 26. All are perfect for your family’s vacation! coast artists pitch tents and display their fine art at the Free brochure: (800) 647-7146. Online brochure: annual Duck Village Art Show. Sponsored by the Dare Come browse the array of nautical treasures www.rrvacations.com (5) Southern Shores Realty Vacation rentals from Corolla County Arts Council. In the Duck business district. Greenleaf Gallery Paintings, watercolors, fine prints, in our quaint little shop. You’ll find fine local to South Nags Head. Call for a free catalog or visit our art glass, ceramics, bronze, wood and jewelry by con- and regional art, framed and matted. Decoys website: www.southernshores.com. 5 Ocean Blvd., Southern Shores, NC 27949. (252) 261-2111 temporary regional and nationally known American and shorebirds galore! Sterling Silver jewelry artists. One-person shows June through September. or (800) 334-1000. (6) and 14K gold, baskets, stationary, Christmas All major credit cards accepted. Open daily in season. ornaments, kid’s travel kits, shells, New Communities Four Seasons in Duck New oceanfront to soundfront 1169 Duck Road, Duck, and MP 16, Bypass, Nags coasters and so much more! Head. Phone: (252) 261-2009. (13) community in Duck. Indoor/outdoor pool, tennis courts & more. PO Box 8177, Duck NC 27949. Phone: (800) 859-5713. (7) Bakeries Tullio’s Pastry Shop Where you take the cake! Fine 1171 Duck Rd. Suite A-1 Web address: www.fourseasonsinduck.com baked desserts created by pastry chef/owner Walter T. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Viegelmann. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of Duck, NC 27949 Scarborough Lane Shoppes Restaurants Fishbones Raw Bar & Restaurant Duck’s original America. He trained at Le Cirque, baked for the Grammys and at the Culinary Olympics in Germany, 252-255-1870 Outer Banks-style raw bar & restaurant. Featuring the where his team won 15 gold medals. 1177 Duck Road, freshest local seafood, steaks, chicken, pork, pasta dish- Scarborough Faire. Phone: (252) 261-7111. E-mail: es, soups, sandwiches and desserts. Lunch & Dinner email@example.com. (14) continued on page 12 OUTER BANKS MAGAZINE OUTER BANKS MAGAZINE 8 to to 9 GuideDUCK VILLAGE GuideDUCK VILLAGE Duck Village Businesses 1. Advice 5¢ 13. Greenleaf Gallery 2. Bob Evans & 14. Tullio’s Pastry Shop Associates Real Estate 15. The Island Bookstore & Construction 16. Rainbow Light 3. Carolina Designs Realty 17. Culinary Duck 4. Duck’s Real Estate 18. Diane’s Lavish Linens 5. R&R Resort Rental 19. Home Port Gifts Properties, Inc. 20. Lilly’s Closet 6. Southern Shores 21. Outer Barks Realty 22. Rub-a-Dub Duck 7. Four Seasons in Duck 23. Sara De Spain 8. Fishbones Raw Bar & Designer/Goldsmith Restaurant 24. Tar Heel Trading Co. 9. Herron’s Restaurant 25. Toyrific 10. Red Sky Cafe Within 26. Carolina Outdoors the Village Wine Shop 27. Coastal Kayak 11. Scarborough Faire Shopping Village 28. Kitty Hawk Kites 12. The Waterfront 29. North Beach Shops Outfitters 30. Aginet continued from page 9 played in a gallery that features an interesting selection Bookstores of work by various jewelry designers. Distinctive jew- The Island Bookstore Offering a huge selection of books on all subjects. A year-round store, it is the full elry for the individual. Scarborough Faire, 1177 Duck Road. Phone: (252) 255-0633. (23) New York Times Hardback Since 1979 service bookstore for the Northern Beaches. New Tar Heel Trading Co. Fine American handcrafts by releases well represented, backlist abounds. Audio local and nationally known artists. Functional and Bestsellers Always books & CDS too! 1177 Duck Road, Scarborough decorative accessories for kitchen, bath, kids’ room, Discounted Faire. Phone: (252) 261-8981. (15) office and garden. Designer jewelry, handmade cloth- Rainbow Light Browse the friendly bookstore! ing, decoys, puzzle boxes and toys! Scarborough Lane New and used books. Hardcover & paperback Shoppes, Duck; Sea Holly Square, MP 9, Beach Wide Variety bestsellers discounted. Local interest books and Road, Kill Devil Hills; TimBuck II, Corolla. Phone: of Childrens Books authors, children’s, young adults. Gifts. Book sign- (252) 441-6235. (24) ings spring, summer and fall. 1171 Duck Road, Scarborough Lane Shoppes. Phone: (252) 261- Toyrific Specialty toys for big & little girls & boys! We Great Selection of Blues carry a full line of kites and toys from: Lego, 2244. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. (16) Playmobil, Brio, Steiff, LGB Trains, Mrs. Grossman’s & Jazz CD’s & Audio Books Gift & Specialty Shops Stickers and more. Scarborough Lane Shoppes, 1171 Culinary Duck A most unique culinary arts store that lends to your lingering, a world of great enhancements to make your kitchen truly your own special place. Duck Road. Phone: (888) 261-3939. Web address: www.toyrific.com E-mail: email@example.com. (25) Outdoor Activities & Gear Your full-service bookstore for the Tar Heel Gift baskets are our specialty. Scarborough Faire Shops, 1177 Duck Road. Phone: (252) 261-0455 or (800) 617-6260. Web address: www.culinaryduck.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (17) Carolina Outdoors Brand name “adventure-wear” from Columbia, Royal Robbins, Teva & more. Professionally guided Kayak Eco-tours. Sailing les- northern beaches. Trading Co. Diane’s Lavish Linens The perfect place for feathering your nest! Down, silk and high thread count luxuries. sons, kayak rentals & sales. Parasailing & Tandem Hang Gliding over water — in Duck! Across from Fine American Handcrafts Lotions, potions, powders and soaps. Shipping avail- Wee Winks Square, Duck Road. Phone: (252) 261- able. Suite A-8, Scarborough Lane Shoppes, 1171 4450, (800) 334-4777. Web address: www.kitty- Three Distinctive Shops: Duck Road. Phone: (252) 255-0555. (18) Web: hawk.com E-mail: email@example.com (26) Scarborough Faire Shops SEA HOLLY SQUARE, Beach Road, MP 9.5, www.aginet.com/Lavishlinens E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Coastal Kayak Learn to kayak and explore the Outer Home Port Gifts Enjoy an array of unique nautical Banks with our A.C.A trained instructor. Everything Duck, North Carolina SCARBOROUGH LANE SHOPPES IN DUCK TIMBUCK II IN COROLLA gifts, fine jewelry, artwork from local and regional artists. Lighthouses, shore birds, ironwood, coasters and much more! Suite A-1, Scarborough Lane Shoppes, from 2-hour beginner tours to overnight excursions. For information and reservations call (252) 261-6262 or (252) 441-3393. (27) 252-261-8981 1171 Duck Road. Phone: (252) 255-1870. (19) Kitty Hawk Kites Your family FUN center! Come in Lilly’s Closet Where tradition meets the beach. Fun cloth- for the BEST in kites, toys, t-shirts, yo-yo’s and more! ing, swimsuits, accessories for newborn to pre-teen. Baby Ask about Parasailing and Hang Gliding lessons & shower gifts, Radio Flyer wagons and toys, pool safety Rock Wall Climbing. Wee Winks Square, Duck Road. alarm. Scarborough Faire Shopping Village, 1177 Duck Phone: (252) 251-4450, (800) 334-4777. Web address: Road. (252) 255-2355. E-mail: email@example.com. (20) www.kittyhawk.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (28) Outer Barks New! This unique boutique offers one-of-a- North Beach Outfitters Specializing in casual clothing kind gifts & curiosities for dogs, cats and the people who and technical gear for the entire family: Patagonia, The love them. Located in the Osprey Landing Shops. Phone: North Face, Royal Robbins, Columbia, Eagle Creek lug- ...what started as a small wine & sandwich shop in 1994 quickly evolved into (252) 261-OBRX (6279). Web address: www.outer- gage, Naot and Teva shoes, kayak sales and eco-tours. barks.com E-mail address: email@example.com (21) the Outer Banks best known and most unique lunch destination. The Waterfront Shops, just north of the water tower. Rub-a-Dub Duck The biggest little bath and body Phone: (252) 261-6262. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (29) With the art of sandwich making mastered, the Red Sky Cafe within the Village Wine Shop, shop this side of Barstow. Features se“duck”tive scents, has expanded to bring you a truly unique dining experience. A new kitchen has been added to soaps, beach and body towels, candles and specialties for your best bathery. Scarborough Faire, 1177 Duck Road. Services Aginet Internet service providing resident and vacation better serve you. Innovative, bold, intense flavors abound from our lunch and dinner menu entrees. Discover the taste that only a wood fired oven can bring to each handcrafted entree, Phone: (252) 261-8033. Web: www.culinaryduck.com accounts. Located in Duck, your family can visit the and find the best selection of fine wines on the island. At the Red Sky Cafe…the sky is the limit! E-mail: email@example.com (22) “cybercade” to play the latest Nintendo, Sony and Sara De Spain Designer/Goldsmith You’ll love wear- Internet games, check e-mail or utilize fax and copying services. Barrier Island office plaza, 1245 Duck Road. Open Daily For Lunch & Dinner. 261-8646 ing these inspired creations of gold and gems by Sara Located Within The Village Wine Shop • Village Square Shops, Duck De Spain, goldsmith and Graduate Gemologist, dis- Phone: (252) 261-2675. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (30) OUTER BANKS MAGAZINE OUTER BANKS MAGAZINE 12 to to 13 GuideDUCK VILLAGE GuideDUCK VILLAGE Resurrection Story by Marimar McNaughton T he unassuming single-gabled, cedar-shingled house hardly compares in size and scale to the grander hunt clubs of Currituck Sound. Beyond its screened front porch are but three bedrooms, a bath, a kitchen and a small living room, pan- eled in tongue and groove knotty pine. But the vintage structure that’s been moved about 1,000 feet, from the edge of the sound to the edge of a shopping center, represents the waterfowl her- itage of the village of Duck, a once-vital link to the world beyond. It’s the former club house of the Powder Ridge Gunning Club. The locus of guides and hunters during the winter months from the time it was built in 1925 until the club closed in 1940, the house is being refurbished this year as a set-piece for the Waterfront Shops, a locus for merchants and tourists in the spring, summer and fall. From the 1850s through the 1930s the Currituck Sound was a famed watering hole for wealthy sportsmen, who sojourned from their northeast habitats, following the great bird migration south in the winter months. Like the geese and ducks, these sportsmen discovered a resting area among the high hummocks and marsh islands of Currituck. They bought up land that had been granted to Currituck families after The Powder Ridge Gunning Club at its original location during the March 1993 storm. By Lucy Power the Revolutionary War and established mem- bers-only hunt clubs that reflected their breeding year in which the United States and Great Britain Thurmond Chatham, who donated time and The hunting industry never fully recovered, but and affluent connections. signed a joint treaty prohibiting all commercial money to seed an organization that resurrected a few club houses like Powder Ridge remain as The local residents profited from their com- sales of waterfowl in the U.S. and Canada, part of the drought-stricken breeding grounds; it was architectural legacies. After the Powder Ridge ing. Subsistence farming and fishing had been a larger movement to protect the nation’s wildlife. called Ducks Unlimited, and it continues to work Gunning Club disbanded, the house was used as a the economy of the region before the hunt club Market hunting was outlawed. Still, the private to preserve our waterfowl heritage today. private home, first by a Norfolk family, and then era created new jobs for guides, marsh guards, hunt clubs continued to flourish well into the by the late Duck and Betty Braithwaite of Endangered species were identified and further decoy carvers and boat builders. By the end of 1920s, through the Prohibition years and until the Virginia Beach, who developed the Waterfront government regulations were imposed in 1934 the century market hunting was further fueling stock market crashed in 1930. Shops in the late ’80s. In fall 1999, the the economy; the ducks and geese that sought While the U.S. economy was staggering, the abolishing baiting, live decoys and battery rigs — Braithwaites’ son, Jimmy, moved the house to its refuge in Currituck Sound had become sought- drought of 1931 hit the waterfowl breeding floating, watertight boxes from which hunters, new location, where it will house an antiques and after delicacies for dinner tables in the grounds in Canada, decimating the waterfowl surrounded by 150 or more decoys, shot their home accessories shop. Northeast. population. This might have been the final chap- prey. Use of the automatic shotgun was restricted Much of the history of Currituck’s waterfowl In 1916, however, the first of a series of upsets ter in the history of waterfowl heritage, if not for and certain areas of the Currituck Sound were heritage has been recorded by members of the affected this cornucopia of riches. That was the two Currituck Sportsmen, Joseph P. Knapp and declared off-limits entirely. Currituck Historical Society, and still more mem- THE POWDER RIDGE CLUBHOU SE GETS A NEW LEASE ON LIFE. OUTER BANKS MAGAZINE OUTER BANKS MAGAZINE 14 to to 15 GuideDUCK VILLAGE GuideDUCK VILLAGE ories live in the minds of a handful of men and LAVISH LINENS a Bed, Bath & Body Shoppe women whose lives were touched by it. Duck native, oral folk historian and whirligig carver Levin “Pop” Scarborough, 96, worked as a guide at Powder Ridge one winter when his late cousin, Lewis Scarborough, was the caretaker. Levin DUCK HUNTING By Sandy Flickner Fine Linens by: Bath & Body claims there wasn’t much to the job. “Just settin’ ~Paperwhite ~Peacock Alley ~Fieldcrest Luxuries: ~Caswell Massey ~Lady Primrose out the decoys and taken’ ‘em [the hunters] out to [ Josephus] Baum’s Club up there in the marshes The search for the ultimate quacker ~Cannon ~Smith & Vandiver by Piney Island,” he says. S ~Cloud Soft ~Camille Beckman Everett Tate, 75, Lewis Scarborough’s nephew, is a commercial fisherman and an artist. He was ure, you could tour Duck like you would any other place. But this is a vil- Sometimes we working net the day we talked recently about lage awash in rubber ducks and stuffed ducks, duck streets and duck neigb- need to pamper Powder Ridge, where his uncle lived. Tate painted horhoods. A village with a duck on its fire trucks. We suggest you try a those we love, a picture of a Duck village lush with vegetation Sometimes– unique approach, indulging in a modern-day version of an old pastime. –Ourselves. from the main road to the waterfront. The lane to Powder Ridge was part of a fenced pen for geese Join our Inaugural Duck Hunt, the search for the ultimate quacker. Do that Uncle Lewis used for live decoys. Near the The goal is simple — bag the best duck in Waddlers: Admit it. You’ve always wanted a pet Something club house was a caretaker’s house and a boathouse Duck — and so are the rules. No shooting duck. Head to Tar Heel Trading Co. in Lavish... where the wooden skiffs and carved decoys were allowed, except with a camera. One bird ballot Scarborough Lane, where the splat-splat-splat come to stored. There was a Delco, gasoline-powered, per hunter. Just fill out the form on Page 19 and you hear is probably the sound of duck feet slap- electric plant and a little house out back for Ann send to The 2000 Duck Hunt, % Outer Banks ping the floor. You too can have your very own Susan, the cook from Currituck. Magazine, PO Box 965, Nags Head, NC duck on a walking stick for $13.95. LAVISH LINENS Iva Jordan, 73, Scarborough’s niece, can still 27959. Choose from among our candidates, or Pressed Duck: Oh, boy! While you’re at recite the names of the first owners of the nominate your own. In fact, write-ins are Scarborough Lane, don’t miss Toyrific, a deter- Powder Ridge Club — Misters Aldrich, Dahl encouraged; ducks have always been seasonal, so mined duck hunter’s paradise. There are stuffed email@example.com we expect you’ll find some variation in the duck ducks aplenty, of course, and rubber ducks too, and Richards, three stockbrokers from New The Scarborough Lane Shoppes population depending on when you visit. Feel including ones with babies and two tiny inner York. They hosted small parties of four or five free to send a snapshot. And watch for the tubes. There’s a hand-painted duck pull toy from 1171 Duck Road, Suite A-8 sportsmen who would come to Duck for a week Duck, NC 27949 results in next year’s Guide to Duck. Greece ($40); a set of four nesting ducks in grad- at a time in winter, but Iva recalls that they uated sizes so you can stuff the smaller three in 252-255-0555 sometimes returned in summer with their “sec- Our nominees, in a dozen the largest and surprise your friends ($12.95); lit- retaries” for a vacation. categories at spring prices: tle plastic bubble-blower ducks with wands in Sitting Ducks: Wayne Waterfield’s canvasback their heads ($1.95), and more. But we’re going to at Home Port Gifts in the Scarborough Lane nominate the noisemaking Nature Bean Buddy Remember When Duck Looked Like This, Shoppes was wonderful on its own. But the Currituck carver’s creation is our winner in this duck that’s $9.95 and just a bit bigger than a handful. You’re supposed to press its back to set it and Was So Affordable? category for the simple, clever stand that shop owner Scott quacking, but, in truth, ours just kept squawking maniacally whenever we even looked at another North Swan Beach Still Does... Wilkinson created out of shotgun casings and an duck, whether we pressed it or not. And Is! oiled plank from a North Carolina barn. The price with g’s Walk Tradin Heel ing stand: $95. Tar D Building Lots starting at $10,500 uc We expect the k 10 Acre Estate Lots starting at $80,000.00 canvasback has Call 252- 261-1140 for a Personal Tour already been taken, but if you’re lucky you’ll find another duck on its own set of shells. 105 SCARBOROUGH LANE • DUCK, NORTH CAROLINA 27949 OUTER BANKS MAGAZINE OUTER BANKS MAGAZINE 16 to to 17 GuideDUCK VILLAGE GuideDUCK VILLAGE Stuffed Duck: A category so packed, it’s difficult store on a variety of T-shirts, sweatshirts and DUCK VILLAGE ART SHOW to pick just one. But we have to go with the $100 nightshirts, not to mention beverage can hug- handcrafted Lucky Ducks, all dressed up in tots’ gies. But our favorite is the Official Big Duck clothes and wearing patent leather shoes, on dis- Towel, available in green or blue, for $22.99. play behind the counter at The Lucky Duck, on Duck Food: Menus change, but if you’re the soundside of the Duck Road. hunting duck, try Elizabeth’s Cafe & Winery in Baby Ducks: Actually, you’ll have to supply the Scarborough Faire, where you might find a baby. But you’ll find the duck suit, a little yellow Leaning Tower of Duck appetizer ($9) or an romper with a big orange bill, at Lilly’s Closet in Oven–Baked Plump Maple Leaf Farm Raised Scarborough Faire. The tiny duck print sundress Duck entree with dark cherry, merlot and with bloomers is a prizewinner too. Either one is mango sauce ($22). Or go to the Blue Point JUNE 21 & 22 $26. Limited Edition Ducks: There are great duck Bar & Grill at the Waterfront Shops, where Crispy Five-Spiced Duck Springrolls ($7.50) sidewalk art show & festival paintings, prints and sculptures all over the vil- lage. We can’t pick just one, but we are going to or Duck Confit with goat cheese, roasted red pepper strudel and balsamic glaze ($6.95) DARE COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL annual event nominate the collection of Duck Stamp Prints at might be on the appetizer list. Morales Art Gallery in Scarborough Lane, not It’s hard to beat the real things, so you might only because they’re lovely, but also because the as well end your tour by getting to the Blue Point Duck Stamp program raises money to protect a little early, so you can watch the sunset and the the birds and restore their habitats. Available in ducks that have taken residence in the sound at limited to artist proof editions; the 29 hanging the Waterfront Shops. Just inside the door of this spring ranged from $215 to $850 framed. Duck’s General Store is a barrel of corn. Scoop Rare Ducks: You’ll also find wonderful carved up a $1 bag and feed the flock. ducks, both antique and new, in a number of vil- DISCOVER lage shops. But we doubt you’ll find more or bet- The Duck Guide 2000 Duck Hunt ter in one place than at The Wooden Feather in Official Ballot for the Ultimate Duck EXPERIENCE Scarborough Lane. Our nomination from ❏ Duck on a Shotgun Shell Stand, Home Port CELEBRATE among the collection available in early spring: the Fine breads, black duck drake and hen by Rudy Burnett, ❏ The Duck Walking Stick, Tar Heel Trading Co. cakes, $1,000 for the pair. ❏ The Quacking Duck Buddy, Toyrific. pastries and Odd Ducks: No surprise there’s an assortment ❏ The Lucky Ducks, The Lucky Duck. cinnamon buns here, but our choice is the tiny, 99-cent floating ❏ The Duck Romper, Lilly’s Closet. duck candle at Rub-A-Dub Duck in Scarborough Faire, where you’ll also find rubber ❏ Pair of Black Ducks, The Wooden Feather. Scarborough Faire • Duck, NC (252) 261-7111 ❏ Duck Stamp Prints, Morales Art Gallery. ducks, duck mugs, duck hair brushes, duck wash mitts, duck soap beads and duck soap on a rope. ❏ The Floating Duck Candle, Rub-a-Dub Duck. Diving Ducks: The $3.98 duck at The Kids ❏ The Duck Water Bomb, The Kids Store. Store in the Waterfront Shops looks harmless ❏ The Duck Wind Wheel, Kitty Hawk Kites. enough in its cellophane wrapping. But take it to water, give it a good soak, and, like it says ❏ The Official Big Duck Towel, Gray’s on the package: “Hit Water Boom.” A duck Department Store. water bomb! ❏ Leaning Tower of Duck or Oven–Baked R E S T A U R A N T Daffy Ducks: Put those old pink flamingos in Duck, Elizabeth’s Cafe & Winery storage. You can declare your Duck allegiance by Family Owned for 15 years. ❏ Duck Springrolls or Duck Confit, Blue Point planting a wind-wheel duck, with red boots and Breakfast & Lunch Daily 7a.m.-3p.m. a whirling umbrella, on your front lawn back Bar & Grill Dinner 5p.m.-9p.m. (May-Oct.) home. At Kitty Hawk Kites, $19.19. ❏ Your Write-In Winner: ________________ Children’s Menu Logo Ducks: This could be a contest all by Name: ______________________________ Best Crab Cakes & itself, with one duck logo wackier than the next. She Crab Soup on the Beach! We love them all, but we’re particularly partial to Address: ____________________________ Gray’s goofy white Official Duck, perfect in its ____________________________________ (252) 261-3224 simplicity. 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